WorldFar-right Eric Zemmour protested in France

Far-right Eric Zemmour protested in France


Hundreds of activists, including union members and yellow vests, gathered in Nantes to protest Zemmour, who came to the city for a conference. The demonstrators chanted anti-Zemmour slogans.

Events broke out as the activists approached the conference hall, bypassing the police cordon. The police intervened the demonstrators with tear gas. Protesters also damaged a police vehicle.

The police took intense security measures around the hall where Zemmour was going to give a lecture.

On the other hand, anti-Zemmour posters were hung in many parts of the city.

It has increased its vote rate in recent months

Although he has not yet announced his candidacy in the presidential election to be held in April 2022 in France, a rapidly rising figure in the polls in a short time, the far-right journalist and writer Zemmour stands out as an ultra-conservative, anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant, nationalist and nation-state figure.

According to polls on the first round of the election, Zemmour’s expected first-round vote has risen from 5 percent to 16-18 percent in the last few months.

It is noteworthy that Zemmour, who was born in Paris in 1958 to a Jewish family of Algerian descent, “swayed the throne” of his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen in some polls, and that his likely vote rate is getting closer to that of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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